JSU I-Corps Site Process

Submission and Selection Criteria:

  1. Completion of the Online Application, which will request information on the academic lead (STEM faculty), Entrepreneurial Lead (student) from a NSF supported discipline, and a Mentor.  Submit the completed application by the designated submission deadline.
  2. Completion of a 1-page executive summary of the proposed research and potential for commercialization.  As well as a statement indicating the work plan for the 3-month period and a description of how the funds will be used to explore their research/innovation.
  3. Readiness for I-Corps Training:  Is the proposed research project, product, process, or idea at an appropriate level of development to benefit from this I-Corps style training?
  4. Feasibility of the Proposed Topic:  Is the scope of the project appropriate for the time frame and budget allocated for the teams?
  5. Diversity of the Team: Does the team include members from groups that are typically underrepresented in STEM disciplines?   

Team Completes 9-week Program:

  • I-Corps/ Lean Startup Methodology
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization
  • Funding Sources/Assistance – NSF I-Corps Program, Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization Unit, SBIR/STTR, and support from the SBDC

Team makes a go/no-go decision on pursuing commercialization.